800-864-8331 (United Airlines) or 888-332-6686 (Contour Airlines)


Barkley Regional Airport


  • Passengers are encouraged to arrive at the airport 1 hour prior to the scheduled departure time, even if the flight is delayed.
  • United Express ticket counter closes 30-minutes prior to scheduled departure, no exceptions.
  • TSA Checkpoint closes once all checked-in passengers have passed through security checkpoint. 
  • Times are approximate, but subject to delay or cancellation. 


Passengers are allowed one carry-on item, and one personal item, provided they can fit in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front of you. Unless you booked a Basic Economy fare.

Personal items may include:

  • Purses
  • Laptop computers/tablets
  • Medically Necessary Items
  • Portable DVD Players
  • Other items that fit under the seat in front of you.

Due to size limitations on the CRJ flights to and from Paducah, some items may be too large to fit in either location even if they fit the size requirements set by United Airlines.
Carry-on bags falling into this category will be “green tagged” and stowed with checked luggage.These items will be placed on a cart by the aircraft and will be brought to you at the jet bridge when you arrive in Chicago.

To help passengers determine if their bags will fit carry-on criteria we have a template for passengers to make sure bags will fit at the ticket counter that is identical to the one in the photo at left.

NOTE: If you book a Basic Economy fare you will not be allowed a carry-on bag and have to check any luggage outside of a personal item.



The rules for checked baggage are relatively simple. In general, United Airlines will accept up to two pieces of checked baggage with a maximum weight of 50 pounds (23 kg) per bag and a maximum outside dimension of 62 inches (158 cm) per bag. First and second checked bags are subject to applicable checked baggage service charges.

Outside dimension of a bag is equal to the width + height + depth of the bag added together. Additional checked bags or any bags that exceed these allowable weights and dimensions are subject to applicable checked baggage service charges. If your baggage needs require you to check additional baggage, or baggage that is over the listed size and weight.

SkyWest/United express recommends that you carry valuable items such as electronic equipment, cameras, film, cash, jewelry, medication, prescriptions and keys with you on board the aircraft.

NOTE: SkyWest Airlines requires the following additional restrictions above and beyond our partners’ programs due to equipment size or other operational constraints. SkyWest cannot accept kayaks, or extra-large or giant pet kennels.
Also, any items classified as pressurized gases/liquids, oil-based paint, explosives, poisons, magnetic materials, flammable items, corrosive, etc. are not accepted. For more information CLICK HERE